Israel 'The Last Style Bender' Adesanya
Current Rank
#6 Middleweight
Height
190 CM / 6'2"
Nationality
New Zealand
Weightclass
Middleweight
Weight
84 KG / 185 LBS
Social Media

Fighter Stats

Glory Record 2-2-0 (0 KO) Wins-Losses-Draws (KOs)
Average Fight Time 10:30 Fight Duration
Knockdown Ratio 2:0 Knockdowns Landed : Knockdowns Absorbed
SLpM 7.98 Strikes Landed per Minute
SApM 9.48 Strikes Absorbed per Minute
Striking Differential -1.5 Difference between SLpM and SApM
Striking Accuracy 38.68% Proportion of Strikes Landed

Fighter Media

Fighter Record

Result Opponent Event Method Watch
Loss Jason Wilnis Glory 37: Los Angeles
Jan 20 2017
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Robert Thomas Glory 34: Denver
Oct 21 2016
Decision - Unanimous Icon fighter video play
Win Yousri Belgaroui Glory 34: Denver
Oct 21 2016
Decision - Split Icon fighter video play
Loss Filip Verlinden Glory 15: Istanbul
Apr 12 2014
Decision - Unanimous

Fighter Bio

Twitter Israel 'The Last Style Bender' Adesanya

Israel
Adesanya
2-2-0 (0 KO) New Zealand

2016 GLORY MIDDLEWEIGHT CONTENDER WINNER

WKBF NEW ZEALAND CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION

WKBF NEW ZEALAND LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

Adesanya was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to New Zealand with his family in 2001. 

After taking up Muay Thai in Whanganui under Derek Broughton, Adesanya moved to Auckland where he began a professional kickboxing career under Eugene Bareman at City Kickboxing.

Under Bareman's tutelage, Adesanya quickly ran through the New Zealand kickboxing scene, going undefeated over 32 fights before moving to China to live and fight.

Adesanya has an incredibly flamboyant style and is a showman. He has incredibly athletic kicks and leaping attacks, switches stances constantly, likes to drop his hands and taunt opponents then make them miss by miles when they respond. 

He’s made a reputation for himself as a very entertaining guy to watch and he certainly does not lack for confidence. Adesanya is flatly dismissive of 90% of the middleweight kickboxers out there and has been particularly strong in his criticisms of the traditional Dutch style of kickboxing.